As the Raspberry Pi finds its way onto more and more workbenches, new opportunities arise not only to transfer data from electronic projects to a local network or the Internet but also to provide options for feedback and control.
A Raspberry Pi, an Arduino, a flow sensor, a webcam with a microphone, several Python scripts, and speech recognition tools provide an affordable health monitoring system for seniors based on water consumption.
Pulling the plug on your Pi without an orderly shutdown can corrupt the SD card. Also, many users prefer a convenient switch to clicking icons and entering shutdown commands. We show you some options for starting, stopping, and powering down.
House plants are fairly self-sufficient, but they do need certain care from people to survive. With a few Arduino sensors and a little programming, you can take the guesswork out of watering your plants.
Despite its popularity elsewhere, the Raspberry Pi is first and foremost an educational tool designed with primary and secondary students in mind. We look at how teachers can make the Pi fulfill this role with the help of the Sugar Educational Desktop and turtle graphics.